Par­lia­ment con­ducts sec­ond re­view of 2018 state bud­get

The UB Post - - FRONT PAGE - By T.BAYARBAT

Dur­ing its Novem­ber 9 meet­ing, Par­lia­ment held the sec­ond re­view on the draft 2018 state bud­get. At the meet­ing, some fe­male leg­is­la­tors de­bated child­care ser­vices, and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Z.Naran­tuya crit­i­cized a part of the draft 2018 state bud­get which out­lines trans­fer­ring child­care ser­vices from the Min­istry of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sci­ence and Sports.

MP Z.Naran­tuya pointed out that after the Law on Child­care Ser­vice was en­acted, more than 1,500 moth­ers found new jobs and over 5,500 chil­dren have been pro­vided child­care ser­vices.

She added that if Par­lia­ment sup­ports this part in the draft bud­get, child­care ser­vices will be di­min­ished to meet re­quire­ments un­der the Law on Ed­u­ca­tion.

Ts.Tsog­zol­maa, the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sci­ence and Sports, said that this change has been made dur­ing dis­cus­sions on the draft to im­prove the qual­ity of child­care ser­vices, and ser­vices of schools and kinder­gartens op­er­at­ing un­der the min­istry, but child­care ser­vices are out­side of the min­istry’s op­er­a­tion.

The min­is­ter added that de­ter­min­ing a pol­icy on child­care and child pro­tec­tion to cre­ate jobs or to pro­vide some chil­dren with ac­cess of child­care ser­vices is in­suf­fi­cient.

While MPs O.Baasankhuu and J.Amarzaya said that child­care ser­vices should be su­per­vised by the Min­istry of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion, MP D.Oyunkhorol be­lieves that the min­istry im­ple­ment­ing ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy should take con­trol of child­care ser­vices.

The fi­nal re­view of the draft 2018 state bud­get on Novem­ber 15 is set to clear up the uncer­tainty re­gard­ing child­care ser­vices.

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